Why should I Practice Good Oral Hygiene?
Good oral hygiene, along with regular dental check ups, will help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
Dental Services for Children
What Is Kid’s Dental Care?
Dental care for kids includes exams, X-rays, filling cavities, applying sealants, and more. If you are looking for a kid’s dentist with a gentle touch, contact our office and we will arrange an initial appointment for you.
How Often Do I Need a Dental Exam?
The frequency of your exams depends on your oral health. We recommend an exam every six months if you enjoy good dental health, more frequently if there is an issue that our dentist wants to watch more closely.
How Much Does a Typical Dental Exam Cost?
Our dental exam prices reflect the patient’s oral health and dental insurance.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
How Do Dentists Usually Treat Gingivitis?
Typically, a dentist will have you get a professional teeth cleaning from our hygienist and then he or she will go over proper brushing techniques. A deep cleaning may be necessary in some cases.
How Much Is Gingivitis Treatment?
Our fee for gingivitis treatment relies on its severity. Expect to pay more for a deep cleaning than a regular professional cleaning.
Mouth Guards - Sports
What Sports Mouth Guards Are Available?
Custom sport mouth guards are essential for anyone who participates in contact sports. Mouth guards reduce the severity of a blow, helping to prevent jaw injuries and broken teeth. Investing in a high-quality sports mouth guard is a good idea if you play contact sports. Call our office to learn more about custom-fitted sports mouth guard.
What Do Custom Sports Mouth Guards Cost?
Several factors affect the price for a sports mouth guard, including the specifications and material used.
Why Is It Important to Wear a Night Guard If You Have Bruxism?
A night guard will prevent you from wearing the enamel off your teeth and chipping or breaking a tooth.
How Much Does a Dentist Charge for a Custom Night Guard?
The materials used and your insurance coverage determines what your overall costs will be for a night guard.
What Else Can a Bruxism Night Guard Do?
A night guard can also alleviate morning headaches and sore jaws. If you have bruxism, call our office to schedule an appointment with our dentist before your teeth begin to show damage.
Can a Child Have Nitrous Oxide?
Yes, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says nitrous oxide is safe for children. In fact, our dentist may suggest it for your child when performing a procedure that will require the child to remain still for a long time.
What Will Nitrous Oxide Cost?
The price for nitrous oxide depends on how much of the gas our dentist uses per procedure or per hour.
Oral Cancer Screening
Where Are Oral Cancer Screenings Done?
Dentists typically perform oral cancer screenings for adults annually during a dental exam. If you haven’t had an oral cancer screening in the last few years, call our office to schedule an exam.
What Do Basic Oral Cancer Screenings Cost?
If our dentist wants to perform a more in-depth oral cancer screening or send a sample of your tissue to a pathology lab, he or she will discuss the cost with you beforehand.
Are Teeth Sealants Effective Against Cavities in Children?
Yes, nine out of 10 cavities that children get are in their premolars and molars, the very teeth that sealants protect.
How Much Are Dental Sealants?
The number of your child’s teeth or your teeth that you want treated will determine your cost for dental sealants, as will the amount of coverage your insurance is willing to provide.
Are There Different Levels of Sedation Dentistry?
Yes, there are different levels and types of dental sedations. For example, mild sedation is usually nitrous oxide and moderate sedation is usually oral sedation. General anesthesia puts patients to sleep and the other forms typically just place the patient in a state of relaxation.
What Does Sedation Dentistry Usually Cost?
The type of sedation that you have determines the cost, along with the extent of time you will need to be sedated.
Will I Still Feel Relaxed with Oral Sedation Dentistry?
With oral sedation, you will take a pill before your appointment. If you are afraid of needles, you can have the oral sedation before getting the needle.
How Often Do People Get X-rays During a Dental Exam?
According to the American Dental Association, healthy individuals without any risk factors only need dental X-rays once every 24 to 36 months.
What Do Dental X-rays Cost?
Your dental X-ray cost will rely on whether you have dental insurance coverage.